Our Experts

Meet LDI Fellows whose expertise relates to improving care for older adults.

Mary Ersek

Mary Ersek, PhD, RN, FPCN

  • Professor of Palliative Care, Biobehavioral Health Sciences, Penn Nursing
  • Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine
Joan Gluch

Joan Gluch, PhD, RDH, PHDHP

  • Professor, Preventive and Restorative Sciences, Penn Dental Medicine
  • Division Chief, Community Oral Health, Penn Dental Medicine

Improving Care for Older Adults Working Group

This working group brings people together to address questions relating to access, quality, and financing of care particularly relevant to an aging society and to disseminate related research. Care includes acute care, post-acute care, home care, caregiving, long-term services and supports, nursing homes, assisted living and other residential care options, hospice, and care received at the end of life. 

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